ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Women-Headed Households-Coping with Caste, Class and Gender Hierarchies

Though marital dissolution like death of spouse, divorce, separation or desertion are the most common reasons why women become heads ofhousehotds, there is growing evidence that other causes such as changes in traditional occupational base, agricultural practices, tandholding patterns and patron-client relationships along with population growth contribute to the growing numbers of women-headed households.

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